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well, at least we are consistent. That's what I've been doing too. But, they have been re-opening some of the orders and telling me to go back and use the 5K, without telling me my bids are OK of course. Most of the time I make my estimate of damages total more than the 5K. But sometimes that just doesn't work.
The real problem is they aren't consistent on what ICC means. We all know the HUD line - All properties conveyed to HUD should be undamaged by fire, flood, earthquake, tornado, hurricane, or boiler explosion (for condominiums) or damage resulting from Mortgagee neglect.
But, they want a water heater present. All HVAC equipment must be present. Sometimes mold is an ICC issue, sometimes its not. Sometimes there must be a kitchen range present, sometimes not. And the mold, HVAC and water heater have nothing to do with mortgagee neglect, fire, flood, or hurricanes. So, without knowing just exactly what they want, I bid the stuff and if they re-open the order, I pin them down on just what they want, and what I will be paid. Or they can send some other schmuck out to lose his @ss.